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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced To More Than 24 Years For Attempted Enticement Of A Minor

Orlando, Florida – United States District Judge John Antoon II yesterday sentenced Todd Leslie Kroeber (43, Port St. Lucie) to 24 years and 5 months in federal prison, to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for the attempted sexual enticement of a minor. He was found to be a repeat and dangerous sex offender against minors.  Kroeber pleaded guilty to the offense on January 17, 2014.

According to court documents, on July 19, 2013, Kroeber answered an advertisement on a public classified ad website, where he met an undercover agent online. The agent was posing as a 19-year-old asking for help with his 14-year-old brother. The following day, Kroeber traveled to Rockledge, Florida, from Port St. Lucie, Florida, to have sex with the 14-year-old. Kroeber also transported another minor to the location. During the drive, Kroeber told the minor that he would have sex with the 14-year-old and the minor. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher LaForgia.

It is another case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc.

Updated January 26, 2015